Audi R8 e-tron

  • 2017 Audi R8 e-tron

    The Audi R8 e-tron electric car is dead. Finally.

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    Detroit Auto Show Preview: New Green Production Cars

    Here are the significant green-car debuts we expect to see at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show.

  • Audi R8 e-tron track drive, Berlin Tempelhof Airport
    Audi Confirms Electric R8 e-Tron, Also 280-Mile Family Electric Car In 2017

    Audi reportedly has two all-electric cars in the works: the R8 e-tron and a new family car.

  • Audi R8 e-tron track drive, Berlin Tempelhof Airport
    Audi's e-tron Plug-In And Electric Cars: Ultimate Guide

    If you're confused when someone says "Audi e-tron," and you're not sure which electric car it means, don't feel bad--we're confused too. Audi may have more branded electric car concepts, prototypes, test vehicles, limited-production cars, and planned volume-production plug-in electric models than...

  • Audi R8 e-tron track drive, Berlin Tempelhof Airport
    Audi R8 e-Tron Electric Supercar Nearly Ready For Production

    Last summer, Green Car Reports got the chance to drive a rather special model from Audi's portfolio--one of the handful of R8 e-tron electric supercars Audi had produced to demonstrate its electric car abilities. While spectacular to drive, it was hard not to feel a bit hollow, since Audi had just...

  • Audi R8 e-tron track drive, Berlin Tempelhof Airport
    Audi R8 e-Tron Electric Supercar Back From The Dead, With Greater Range?

    The on-again--then off-again, then on-again, then off-again, then on-again--Audi R8 e-tron all-electric sports car may in fact hit showrooms next year after all. And it's all due to what Audi suggests are unspecified advances in battery technology. The Australian site Drive (via Motor Authority)...

  • Audi R8 e-tron track drive, Berlin Tempelhof Airport

    Yes, Audi earlier this year did say that it won't be building its electric supercar, the R8 e-tron. But the plug might not have been pulled completely. According to Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, the member of the Audi AG board of management in charge of technical development, the R8 e-tron was an important development step for electric vehicles; and for now it's merely dormant. “You only can increase your competence if you are working on a complete project,” said Hackenberg, speaking to the point that it served as a platform for e-mobility development. “That’s what they did...

  • Audi R8 e-tron track drive, Berlin Tempelhof Airport
    Audi R8 e-tron: First Drive Of Audi's Electric Supercar

    We'll start with the bad news: No, Audi definitely won't be producing any more examples of its R8 e-tron electric supercar. And even if it did, it'd be well beyond the reach of mere mortals--rumor has it that each of the ten e-trons currently in existence have set Audi back around $1.3 million. All...

  • Audi future lab tron-experience at Berlin Tempelhof
    Audi Tron Program: Latest Update On Plug-In Audis, More, From Berlin

    Audi's 'tron' program has been, well, a little confusing over recent years. Back in the early days it was oh so simple--one concept car, known simply as the Audi e-tron, represented Audi's foray into future mobility. Since then it seems a dozen models have come and gone, but after presentations...

  • 2013 Audi R8 e-tron with 8:09.099 Nürburgring lap time
    Audi: "R8 e-tron Electric Supercar Won't Go On Sale"

    Good news: Audi's off-again, on-again electric supercar--the R8 e-tron--is now confirmed for production. Bad news: You won't be able to buy one, as the company has decided to make just ten vehicles, all for research purposes only. The company confirmed to Autocar that it has produced ten R8 e-tron...

  • Audi R8 e-tron, featured in Iron Man 3
    'Iron Man' To Drive All-Electric Audi R8 e-Tron, Again

    There's a popular rumor going around that Robert Downey Jr.'s portrayal of Tony Stark, the man behind the mask in Iron Man, is based on Tesla founder Elon Musk. In fact, Musk himself made a cameo in an early scene in Iron Man 2, and a Tesla Roadster appeared in Stark's garage in the first film...

  • 2013 Audi R8 e-tron with 8:09.099 Nürburgring lap time
    Audi R8 e-Tron Electric Car Back On Again: Report

    As some manufacturers toy with bringing electric small cars and sedans to market, Audi is exploring the alternative side of electric propulsion with the R8 e-tron supercar. The project was put on hold back in October 2012, pending "a complete review of the program". Now, it appears that plans are...

  • The digital instrument display from the Audi R8 e-tron

    Audi’s R8 e-tron is set to impress attendees of the upcoming Paris Auto Show with its electronics, such as the previously heralded digital rear view mirror. From what we can see in a newly-released video, recently filmed at a German technology event, the R8 e-tron will debut with a cutting-edge, all-electronic LCD dash display, as well as a large touchscreen infotainment display on the center console. We’d say we’ve never seen seen such innovation before, except that we have - in the Tesla Model S sedan. In fact, before the Tesla, the range-topping Jaguar XJ sedan debuted...

  • Audi's digital rear-view mirror
    Electric Audi R8 e-Tron To Pioneer Digital Rear-View Mirror

    Think of motorsport-inspired technology and your thoughts may turn to disc brakes, active suspension and carbon fiber chassis. It's not always that glamorous though, as demonstrated by a piece of technology emerging from Audi in the near future. Developed for the R18 e-Tron quattros that won the...

  • Rimac Concept One electric supercar
    Five Electric Supercars We Want In Our Garage

    For some, cars are much more than merely a method of transport. Much of the stereotypical gearhead backlash against electric and hybrid vehicles is to do with the perception that the vehicles are transportation for tree huggers, hippies and people who believe that people shouldn't have fun. It's...

  • 2009 Audi R8 E-Tron Concept
    Audi R8 e-tron Spy Video: All-Electric Supercar On The Road!

    Later this year Audi will start selling its first model to bear an “e-tron” badge, the eagerly anticipated R8 e-tron all-electric supercar. A prototype of the car was recently spotted at the Nürburgring race track in Germany and our sister site Motor Authority has just posted a...

  • 2012 Ferrari FF
    Ferrari Boss: No Electric Prancing Horses, But Hybrids Are OK

    Ferrari has been making super-fast, super-sexy sports cars for over 80 years. But just as it won’t ever be making a four-door coupe, the firm won’t be switching roaring gasoline engines for the quiet hum of an electric motor any time soon. In fact, talking to engadget on Friday, Ferrari...

  • Audi e-tron Neckarsulm Development Center
    Behind The Scenes At Audi e-tron Electric Car Development Center

    As we reportedly recently, the next-generation of super sports cars won’t be nitrous-snorting, quad-turbocharged, gas swilling beasts, but rather they will offer ultra-high mileage and in some cases no emissions whatsoever. Yes, they will still be stupendously fast, but almost all will come...

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